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Excavation Site Tour, led by Dr. Joseph Diamond

  • Historic Huguenot Street 81 Huguenot Street New Paltz United States (map)

Join SUNY New Paltz Professor Dr. Joseph Diamond for a special tour of the archaeological excavation sites, both past and present, on the grounds of Historic Huguenot Street and learn about the artifacts left behind by the Esopus Munsee Native Americans, the French and Dutch colonists, and the individuals who were enslaved on the street.

These excavations, which are sponsored by the Department of Anthropology at SUNY New Paltz take place each year during the summer. This course provides students with intensive instruction in archeological field and laboratory methods including excavation techniques, mapping, recording, artifactual classification and analysis, and paleo environmental, cultural, and historical reconstruction. Their work has unearthed hundreds of thousands of artifacts related to the multi-cultural history that exists here in New Paltz. These findings provide HHS with valuable historical information related to how people – indigenous cultures, enslaved individuals, settlers of European descent, and others - lived and evolved in this region for thousands of years.

Dr. Joseph Diamond is an Associate Professor in the Anthropology Department at SUNY New Paltz. He received his Ph.D. from SUNY Albany.

$12 General Admission 

$10 for member, seniors, students, active military members, and veterans. 

Beverages, such as cider, beer, and seltzer will be available for visitors to enjoy. Pre-registration is highly encouraged. 

All tours begin at the DuBois Fort Visitor Center (81 Huguenot Street).